6:20 PM One other purely personal note. Got a call from the doctor an hour ago with the results of two recent tests. My PSA is in the normal range again (it had been elevated after my illness in March). And my cholesterol is 181, which he says is good. Should I have a Chicago deep-dish pizza to celebrate? Why not? After all, when I left to go on my bike ride, the Cubs were trailing 6-0 to the Cardinals and I knew there was no hope. I was at the intersection of Washington and Circle when I heard a voice yelling behind me. Couldn’t make it out until I turned and saw a woman coming out of a bar yelling, “Cubs win! Cubs win!” So this is a day of miracles and good news in Chicago. 6:19 PM This is a red-letter day for me because I just crossed the 2500-mile mark on my bike riding for the year. Total so far: 2502 miles. I thank the Lord for his help and strength. 6:17 PM Got a call today asking if I would do an interview on Janet Parshall’s America tomorrow at 2:15 PM to talk about “He’s God and We’re Not.” It’s a national broadcast and I’m glad to do it. Have been on with Janet several times and always enjoy talking with her. And I usually hear from listeners who tune in around the country. 11:27 AM Just found out that copies of my new book He’s God and We’re Not: The Seven Laws of the Spiritual Life will be on sale this Sunday at the Visitors Center in the lobby between services. We only have a few copies on hand at the moment—about 40, I think—but we will sell them for $15 each until we run out. 7:43 AM My favorite mega-list of Christian weblogs is called Blogs4God. On the right side of the page, under “Categories,” they provide links to 844 different Christian blogs, ranging from the tame and bland to the esoteric and eccentric. Tons of fascinating reading if you have the time. Added on Friday the 5th: The Living Sacrifices devotional for today was written by Keith Steiner and is based on “You are not your own; you were bought with a price. Therefore honor God with your body” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). Here’s an excerpt:
God … placed in us the Holy Spirit so that we may advertise the work of Jesus Christ in all we do. Because we have the Holy Spirit in us, we are a place of worship in which God is pleased to dwell. This gives dignity to the whole of life.